Today, we’re making a garlic tincture, and in a minute I’ll show you how in full.

One of God’s greatest medicinal gifts that can be found on this earth is garlic or Allium sativum. It has been used as a natural remedy for thousands of years and is one of the easiest herbs to grow.

Garlic has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. It is also an excellent antioxidant, an immune-stimulant, and an anti-inflammatory agent across all body systems.

Garlic is clearly able to lower our blood triglycerides and total cholesterol, even though this reduction can be moderate (5-15%).

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Up until the early 50s, the home medicine chest was comprised of locally grown herbs and plants. Almost every village or small town had a midwife or herbal healer who had a vast working knowledge of these plants and their use in healing. Common medicinal herbs were certainly a part of a home garden or landscape.

What Do You Take Garlic Tincture For?

This tincture has a vast number of reported health benefits.

Externally, it can be used for the treatment of viral skin infections, wounds or ulcers.

Internally, in the old days, it was a common remedy for flu and colds, viruses, strep, worms, high blood pressure, kidney and bladder problems and respiratory ailments.

 Freshly harvested bulbs

Garlic was successfully used to fend off the plague and anthrax, and when bird-flu was going around in Asia, they found that the country with high diet of garlic, had no incidents whatsoever.

This is directly attributed to the sulfur-containing allicins, which are so abundant in this potent herb. It can be used as a natural mosquito repellent and works so well in my Vinegar of the Four Thieves.

There are too many other wonderful garlic health benefits to mention here.

Garlic Tincture Recipe: 

  • Chop one cup of garlic and add to a clean glass Ball jar.
  • Add 2 cups vodka (or organic apple cider vinegar) and screw the lid on.
  • Write the contents and date on the jar.
  • Shake the jar every day or so for 3 weeks.
  • Once 3 weeks are over, strain out the chopped garlic and
  • Store the tincture in dark, labeled dropper bottles in a cool, dark area.

Garlic Tincture Dosage:

The recommended dosage of antibiotic garlic tincture for adults is four to five drops of tincture once a day. I have taken 5 drops (yes, that is all you need!) a day in a 4 oz. glass of water 2 times a day when I wasn’t going anywhere, but no more than that.

Contraindications and side effects:

  • This tincture is not recommended for people on blood thinning medications
  • Garlic tincture is not recommended for those suffering from anti-coagulation disorders
  • You may experience dizziness, nausea, and sweating after excessive intake of garlic tincture (ie. more that the recommended above)
  • Garlic tincture may cause menstrual changes